Many reasons to celebrate this week. If you saw yesterday’s post, you’ll have noticed that we took delivery of our next release at Earth HQ, which is always a momentous occasion (Mikael Tariverdiev’s lushly orchestrated ‘Irony Of Fate’ OST – shipping on the 25th). In addition to that the first lady of folk, and friend to the label, Shirley Collins has a new record out this week. We’re as excited for ‘Lodestar’ as anyone but in the meantime, here’s Angel Olsen‘s version of her ‘Blacksmith’ recorded exclusively for our ‘Shirley Inspired’ collection which continues to fund the forthcoming film of Shirley’s life. As if that wasn’t enough, we’re off to see Angel play tomorrow in support of the Raincoats for Rough Trade‘s 40th birthday celebrations… lovely things, all!